Chicago Shakespeare Theater Names
Director of Institutional Advancement
ChicagoNovember 29, 2010Brooke Walters has been named director of institutional advancement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) effective November 29, 2010. Walters will head the Theater's fundraising programs and serve as a vital partner to the Board of Directors, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, planning for the future of Chicago Shakespeare as the Theater enters its 25th anniversary season in 2011.
Walters, a Chicago resident, brings with her nearly 12 years of experience with major non-profit arts organizations including Santa Fe Opera, Ravinia Festival and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad, inclusive annual program spanning Shakespeare and other classic works of drama, international presentations and family fare in a 48-week season encompassing more than 600 performances. Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, CST's work has been recognized internationally with three of London's prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards and locally with 55 Joseph Jefferson Awards for Artistic Excellence. The Theater's contributions to public learning range broadly from extensive work with Shakespeare in the schools to scholarly collaborations with Chicago's great universities. At its permanent facility on Navy Pier, CST houses two theater spaces and throughout the year serves more than 200,000 patrons including 50,000 students and teachers.
American Airlines is the official airline of Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
ComEd is the official lighting design sponsor of Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Land O’Frost is a proud sponsor of the 2010/11 Subscription Series at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Programming Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare is made possible through generous support from Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Mainstage artistic productions in the Courtyard Theater are supported, in part, through a generous grant from the McCormick Foundation.